Rick Meekins is the Managing Partner at Aepiphanni, a Business Consultancy, an Atlanta, GA based small business consultancy that provides Management Consulting, Implementation and Managed Services to business leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to improve or expand operations.
So, since this economic recession is going to last forever, we should sit back and make it the new status quo. Hmmm…doesn’t make much sense, does it. So what are you doing to prepare for your emergence?
While it is set in our minds that we are in a recession, and we are dealing with the fact that we must do business differently, looking down the road, we must remain cognizant of the fact that things will change. People will begin buying homes, again, restaurants will be packed Wednesday through Sunday and events will be booked months in advance.
However, some things will be different. Your clients will think differently. New products will be available. New technologies will be prevalent. Spending habits will change and demands will be greater. How will you prepare your business for this?
Careful observation and planning can help you prepare your organization for its emergence. This may mean that you will begin looking at a larger pool of leads, embrace a different or expanded product selection, or be prepared to approach your market in some non traditional way. Strategic planning is the key.
Strategic planning is a method of watching the environment and making plans based on your findings. This can be a short term view, with very specific goals, or long term, with looser, more aggressive goals. Those who put the time and resources into their strategic planning today will benefit from opportunities that will present themselves tomorrow.
At Aepiphanni Business Solutions, we are a Small Business Consulting Firm dedicated to serving the needs of successful businesses. We specialize in helping business leaders and executives organize, plan and develop strategies for their organizations. We are committed to our clients’ success.